The two prototypes were flown with the 'Class B' markings B-4 and B-5, the type was named Baffin in September 1933 after a production order had been placed. Twelve Baffin's designated T.8 and s/n K3589, K3590, K4071 to K4080, were followed by another three aircraft, s/n K4776 to K4778, these were fitted with a 580 hp Pegasus II.M3 engine and designated T.8A.
There were in addition some 69 Ripon's converted into Baffin's; these retained their original serial numbers. The last of the true-built Baffin's (K4778) was delivered in June 1935. The Baffin offered only a marginally better performance than the Ripon and was in service for only a few years with the RN, while 29 served with the RNZAF till 1941.
Armament consisted of a 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machinegun in the nose and a 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis machinegun on a mounting aft. One1,576 lb (714 kg) Mk. VIII or Mk. X torpedo or up to 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs could be carried.
Span: 45 ft 6.5 in (13.88 m)
Span (folded): 17 ft 10 in (5.44 m)
Length: 38 ft 3.75 in (11.68 m)
Height: 13 ft 5.5 in (4.10 m)
Wing area: 649 sq.ft (60.29 sq.m)
Weight empty: 4,180 lb (1,896 kg)
Loaded weight: 7,610 lb (3,452 kg)
Max speed: 136 mph (219 kmh) at 5,000 ft (1,524 m)
Climb: 600 ft (183 m)/min
Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,572 m)
Range: 450 mls (724 km)